With National Decision Day looming on May 1st, letters have been very much on prospective college students’ minds this month.
Is the letter long or short, envelope thin or fat? Did the dream school say “yes”? Did the scholarship come through? So much riding on those letters ….
While the decision is important, there are many good colleges out there; there are just as many routes to a successful and satisfying future.
The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything. ~ Vince Lombardi
College comes before both success and work … only in the dictionary. Don’t let those letters limit you. To all those prospective college freshman out there who are feeling that the letters they received this month define their future, for better or for worse, keep in mind the words of the late Bryce Courtenay:
Let me conclude by saying in my experience the glittering prizes in life come more to those who persevere despite setback and disappointment than they do to the exceptionally gifted who, with the confidence of the talents bestowed upon them, often pursue the tasks leading to success with less determination. ~ Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One
Ciao! ~ Kat
This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. ”Letters” was this week’s theme. Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here.